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Military intervention in Venezuela ‘on the table,’ says OAS secretary general

The head of the Organization of American States (OAS), accused by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro of being a “CIA agent,” says military intervention against Caracas should not be ruled out as a response to the ongoing crisis. OAS Secretary-General Luis Almagro has hinted that the bloc may consider taking military action in Venezuela if it runs out of diplomatic options ...

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Russia’s new political directorate vital in battle against ‘raving propaganda’ – general

The recent creation of the military-political directorate in the Russian Defense Ministry is due to the “undisguised and cynical information war” that the country is now facing on all fronts, the head of the body has said. “Today we see an absolutely undisguised informational war. It is openly cynical and it is being waged against our country on all fronts,” ...

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Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has passed away – United Nations

Published time: 18 Aug, 2018 09:40 Edited time: 18 Aug, 2018 09:55 Kofi Annan passed away from a “short illness” on Saturday, his family and the Kofi Annan Foundation announced in a statement. Annan, a former diplomat from Ghana, led the United Nations from 1997 to 2006. In 2001, Annan and the UN were co-recipients of the Nobel Peace Prize. ...

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US ‘shoots itself in the foot’ suspending Open Skies Treaty with Russia – retired general

America’s 2019 defense budget has suspended US-Russia ties under the milestone Open Skies Treaty designed to build trust and reduce tensions. The US could go even further on the heels of anti-Russia frenzy, analyst told RT. Donald Trump has signed the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) into law, one part of which blocked funding for US commitment to Open ...

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General Electric engineer charged with stealing trade secrets encrypted in sunset picture

Xiaoqing Zheng, 55, a US citizen with interests in several Chinese businesses – some state-funded – has been charged with stealing troves of General Electric data using sophisticated encryption. He faces up to 10 years in jail. FBI agents handling the engineer’s case say it is the first time they have seen a suspect using this method of encryption, “uncommon ...

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Most Russians approve of Putin’s performance and country’s general direction, poll shows

Over two-thirds of Russians approve of Vladimir Putin’s performance as president, and almost half believe the country is developing in the right direction, an independent opinion poll has revealed. The Levada Center published the results of an opinion poll on Tuesday, which showed that 67 percent of Russians approve of the actions of President Vladimir Putin. Some 32 percent of ...

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Imran Khan declares victory in Pakistan’s general elections

Cricket player-turned politician Imran Khan has declared victory in Pakistani elections over the party of former PM Nawaz Sharif, jailed for corruption. The voting day was marred by violence and allegations of polls rigging. Khan has addressed the nation from his home in Islamabad, vowing to investigate all the complaints of rigged polls put forward by his opponents – the ...

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‘Lock her up!’ US attorney general Jeff Sessions laughs as students chant anti-Clinton slogan

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions seemed to join in as conservative teenagers chanted the former Trump campaign anti-Hillary Clinton slogan “Lock her up” at a high school student event in Washington on Tuesday. Sessions was delivering remarks promoting free speech and conservative values at Turning Point USA’s High School Leadership Summit at George Washington University. During his speech, he criticized ...

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Bibi to meet Russian FM & top general, expert says Israel wants Russia to help get Iran out of Syria

Benjamin Netanyahu confirmed he’s meeting Russia’s FM Sergey Lavrov and military chief Valery Gerasimov at President Putin’s request on Monday. An analyst believes Israel expects Russia to mediate Iran’s withdrawal from Syria. Israel’s PM announced the upcoming arrival of the Russian delegation on his official pages on Twitter and Facebook.  Netanyahu said that the meeting was requested by the Russian ...

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Turkey’s S-400 purchase risks exposing F-35's weaknesses – NATO general

NATO remains worried that Turkey operating F-35s alongside S-400 air-defense systems might expose the state-of-the-art jet’s advantages, or lack of thereof, to allies and “known foes,” said the bloc’s Allied Air Commander. “Anything that an S-400 can do that affords it the ability to better understand a capability like the F-35 is certainly not to the advantage of the coalition,” ...

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